Mar 29, 2023
DRA 130 - Acting I Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
Foundational training for beginners in the craft of acting. Focus on the fundamentals of discovering truthful performances in the context of contemporary plays. Opportunities for both actors and non-actors to gain confidence in acting, performing, presentations, and social interaction. The course includes exercises, analysis, and memorized performances. Attendance at a theatrical performance may be required.
- Break down the definition of acting.
- Experiment with the theory of imaginary circumstances.
- Experiment with the theory of truthful behavior.
- Examine the foundational terminology for the craft of acting.
- Discuss relevant terminology used in the field.
- Use studied terminology practically in exercises, discussions, assignments, rehearsals, and performances.
- Incorporate the tools of the voice, body, and impulse into truthful behavior as perceived by an audience.
- Identify an individual’s habitual and/or learned mannerisms.
- Establish neutrality of mannerisms.
- Develop mannerisms that can be perceived as truthful behavior within imaginary circumstances.
- Determine how an actor analyzes scene work.
- Develop a methodology for analyzing a scene for acting effectively within it.
- Develop a methodology for scoring a text.
- Interpret a character as written in the context of a play.
- Decide what analysis and scoring is strongest in support of clear and effective storytelling.
- Assess how effective the analysis is and how well it was implemented.
- Create a performance for two memorized scenes.
- Perform each memorized scene more than once with truthful behavior in relation to the given circumstances of each performance.
- Apply character analysis and scoring from the script.
- Discover the value of being present.
- Critique a performance within a live theatrical production.
- Evaluate the performer with clear communication of effective and/or ineffective acting choices.
- Argue how effective the performer’s acting choices were by citing specific examples.
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